During the pandemic, getting out and about safely for photography has been a challenge; long trips are out, so short (partial day) trips to nearby outdoor locations are the only practical option.
Last week, for my third "Covid respite" the destination was a junkyard in Albuquerque's South Valley area. My friend Barry and I had visited this establishment three years ago, and had a great time. (You can read about our earlier adventure here.) So Barry and a couple of colleagues from our local camera club organized a visit open to all club members. Fortunately, only 13 people showed up -- and I only saw 6 or 7 of them -- so it was easy to keep our "social distance."
The yard is full of visually interesting subjects: wrecked and dismembered trucks and cars . . .
tires and wheels,
lots of axles . . .
engines and stuff.
In addition, it was fun to shoot rust patterns and broken glass:
Barry even claimed he saw the Comet Neowise in the rust on a trunk lid:
(Hey, use your imagination!)
Photographically, however, because there were so many random items lying around, it was difficult to get images with clearly identifiable subjects. So my strategy became shooting "tight" -- close-ups or wider shots with only a couple of objects in the frame -- and occasionally getting down on the ground.
Here are some examples:
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